U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander recently named 228 public and private elementary schools as 1991-92 Blue Ribbon Schools for promoting excellence in educational leadership, instruction, and organization. The schools are listed below by state and city.
Alabama. Gadsden, Eura Brown Elementary School; Homewood, Edgewood Elementary School; Irondale, Grantswood Community School; Pinson, Pinson Elementary School. Arizona. Scottsdale, Sandpiper Elementary School; Scottsdale, Sequoya Elementary School; Show Low, Show Low Primary School; Tucson, Craycroft Elementary School. Arkansas. Fayetteville, Root Elementary School. California. Agoura, Oak Hills Elementary School; Agoura Hills, Willow Elementary School; Alamo, Alamo Elementary School; Bakersfield, Quailwood Elementary School; Canyon Country, Rio Vista Elementary School; Concord, Monte Gardens Elementary School; Fairfield, Oakbrook Elementary School; Fresno, Fort Washington Elementary School; Irvine, Brywood Elementary School; La Mesa, Glenn E. Murdock Elementary School; Los Altos, Santa Rita School, Saint Simon School; Los Altos Hills, Bullis-Purissima School; Los Angeles, St. Thomas the Apostle School; Lemoore, R.J. Neutra Elementary School; Pasadena, Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child; Pinedale, Nelson Elementary School; Poway, Chaparral Elementary School; San Diego, San Diego Hebrew Day School; San Jose, Graystone Elementary School; San Luis Obispo, Charles E. Teach Elementary School; Santa Rosa, Village Elementary School; Saratoga, Foothill Elementary School. Colorado. Colorado Springs, Pioneer Elementary School; Englewood, St. Mary’s Academy of the Sisters of Loretto.
Connecticut. Riverside, Eastern Middle School; Storrs, Mansfield Middle School; Unionville, Union School; Vernon, Northeast Elementary School; West Harford, Eric G. Norfeldt School. Delaware. Wilmington, St. Matthew School. District of Columbia. Washington, Bunker Hill Community School. Florida. Cooper City, Griffin Elementary School; Coral Gables, Gulliver Academy; Coral Springs, Westchester Elementary School; Fort Meyers, Heights Elementary School; Jacksonville, Oak Hill Elementary School; Miami, The Cushman School, North Dade Center for Modern Languages, Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Sanibel, Sanibel Elementary School; Sunrise, Nob Hill Elementary School; Tampa, N.B. Broward Elementary School. Georgia. Adel, Cook Middle School; Graysville, Graysville Elementary School; Marietta, A.L. Burruss Elementary School, Arch H. McCleskey Sr. Middle School; Norcross, Pinckneyville Middle School; Savannah, The Savannah Country Day School; St. Marys, St. Mary’s Elementary School.
Hawaii. Honolulu, Princess Miriam K. Likelike Elementary School; Kaneohe, Kapunahala Elementary School; Mililani, Mililani-uka Elementary School; Pearl Harbor, Armed Services Special Education Training Society (ASSETS) School. Illinois. Barrington, Grove Avenue School; Lake Bluff, Lake Bluff Junior High School; Lake Forest, Sheridan School; Libertyville, Adler Park School; Lincolnshire, Laura B. Sprague School; Mundelein, Washington School; New Lenox, Arnold J. Tyler School, Caroline Bentley School; Northbrook, Northbrook Junior High School; Oak Forest, St. Damian School; River Forest, St. Luke School; Roselle, Trinity Lutheran School. Indiana. LaPorte, Harold Handley Elementary School; Princeton, Brumfield Elementary School; South Bend, Edward Eggleston Elementary School; West Lafayette, Klondike Elementary School. Iowa. Cedar Rapids, Grant Wood Elementary School; Iowa City, Regina Elementary School; Latimer, Coulter, Alexander, and Latimer (C.A.L.) Elementary School.
Kansas. Leawood, Leawood Elementary School; Olathe, Countryside Elementary School, Indian Creek Elementary School; Overland Park, Oak Hill Elementary School, Oxford Middle School. Kentucky. Fort Campbell, Marshall Elementary School; Fort Thomas, Robert D. Johnson Elementary School; Louisville, Virginia Wheeler Elementary School. Louisiana. Harvey, St. Rosalie School; New Orleans, Gentilly Terrace Creative Arts Magnet School. Maine. Biddeford, Biddeford Middle School; Bowdoinham, Bowdoin Central School; Portland, Howard C. Reiche Community School. Maryland. Beltsville, Frances R. Fuchs Special Center; Germantown, Lake Seneca Elementary School; Greenbelt, Greenbelt Center Elementary School; Rockville, Candlewood Elementary School. Massachusetts. Andover, Henry C. Sanborn School; Boston, The Advent School; Chelmsford, Lighthouse School Inc.; Southborough, The Fay School Inc.
Michigan. Bloomfield Hills, Eastover Elementary School, Harlan Elementary School; Brighton, Carl H. Lindbom Elementary School; Grosse Pointe Farms, The Grosse Pointe Academy; Howell, Southwest Elementary School. Minnesota. Apple Valley, Highland Elementary School; Minnetonka, Clear Springs Elementary School; New Hope, Hosterman Middle School; St. Louis Park, Susan Lindgren Elementary School; St. Paul, Mounds Park Academy--Lower School; Wayzata, Deephaven Elementary School. Missouri. Blue Springs, James Lewis Elementary School; Chesterfield, River Bend Elementary School; Columbia, Midway Heights Elementary School; Creve Coeur, Bellerive Elementary School; Knob Noster, Knob Noster Elementary School; Olivette, Old Bonhomme Elementary School. Montana. Havre, Havre Middle School.
Nebraska. Scottsbluff, Longfellow Elementary School. Nevada. Las Vegas, Las Vegas Elementary School; Reno, Brown Elementary School. New Jersey. East Brunswick, Lawrence Brook School; Kendall Park, Greenbrook School; Mine Hill, Canfield Avenue School; Moorestown, George C. Baker Elementary School, Moorestown Friends School; Port Elizabeth, Leesburg School; Princeton, Eden Institute; Spotswood, Mill Lake School. New Mexico. Las Cruces, Loma Heights Elementary School. New York. Ardsley, Concord Road Elementary School; Buffalo, Herbert Hoover Elementary School; Lake George, Lake George Elementary School; Lancaster, Como Park Elementary School; Lynbrook, Davidson Avenue School; Manhasset, Shelter Rock Elementary School; Pearl River, Evans Park Elementary School; Riverdale, Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy; Rye, Osborn School; Voorheesville, Voorheesville Elementary School; Wantagh, Wantagh Elementary School; Yonkers, Program Early And Rapid Learners (PEARLS) Elementary School 32. North Carolina. Raleigh, Lewis H. Powell Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary School. North Dakota. Fargo, Clara Barton Elementary School; Grand Forks, Belmont Elementary School.
Ohio. Canton, Canton Country Day School; Centerville, Normandy Elementary School; Cincinnati, Hoffman School, Kilgour Elementary School, Sharonville Elementary School, St. James White Oak School; Columbus, St. Andrew School; Grove City, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; Mentor, Belflower Elementary School; North Olmstead, Pine Elementary School; Parma Heights, St. John Bosco School; West Chester, Freedom Elementary School, Hopewell Elementary School; Whitehouse, Lial Elementary School. Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Quail Creek Elementary School. Oregon. Burns, Slater/Filmore Grade School; Medford, Washington Elementary School. Pennsylvania. Bala Cynwyd, Cynwyd Elementary School; Horshan, Dorothea H. Simmons School; Pittsburgh, O’Hara Elementary School; Sellersville, John M. Grasse Elementary School; Swarthmore, Swarthmore-Rutledge School; Upper St. Clair, Boyce Middle School; Wyncote, Ancilae Assumpta Academy.
Puerto Rico. Carolina, Francisco Matias Lugo School; Coto Laurel, Collegio Ponceno. Rhode Island. East Greenwich, Dr. James H. Eldridge Elementary School. South Carolina. Charleston, Ashley River Creative Arts School; Greenville, Baker’s Chapel Elementary School. Tennessee. Knoxville, Sacred Heart Cathedral School; Nashville, Brookmeade Elementary School, Glendale Middle School; Whiteville, Whiteville Elementary School. Texas. Austin, Highland Park Elementary School, Laurel Mountain Elementary School, Live Oak Elementary School, R.E. Lee Elementary School; Corpus Christi, Mirabeau B. Lamar Elementary School, St. James Episcopal School; Dallas, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Robert S. Hyer Elementary School; Farmers Branch, Montgomery Elementary School; Fort Worth, Tanglewood Elementary School; Garland, Kimberlin Academy for Excellence; Houston, Bunker Hill Elementary School, Francone Elementary School, Lowery Elementary School, Nottingham Elementary School, River Oaks Baptist School, T.H. Rogers School; Lewisville, Christa McAuliffe Elementary School; Lubbock, All Saints Episcopal School; Plano, Huffman Elementary School, Sailing Elementary School, Shepard Elementary School, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School, W.H.L. Elementary School; Wylie, T.F. Birmingham Elementary School.
Utah. Farmington, George Q. Knowlton Elementary School. Vermont. Richmond, Richmond Elementary School; South Burlington, Chamberlain School. Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, Antilles School. Virginia. Roanonke, Highland Park Learning Center Magnet School; Williamsburg, Rawls Byrd Elementary School. Washington. Bellevue, Eton School; Des Moines, St. Philomena Catholic School; Ferndale, Skyline Elementary School; Renton, Hazelwood Elementary School, Spring Glen Elementary School.
West Virginia. Charleston, Tiskelwah Elementary School; Huntington, Our Lady of Fatima School; St. Albans, High Lawn Elementary School; Wheeling, Elm Grove Elementary School. Wisconsin. Janesville, St. Paul’s Lutheran School; Madison, Crestwood Elementary School, John Muir Elementary School; Menasha, Jefferson Elementary School. Wyoming. Casper, Crest Hill Elementary School. Deparment of Defense Overseas Dependents Schools. Coevordon, Holland, Coevordon American School.
The board of directors of the National Art Education Association has recognized 21 schools with its Program Standards Awards, directed toward the promotion and recognition of visual-arts progrmas in elementary, middle, junior high, and high schools. The schools are listed below by state.
Arizona. Phoenix Country Day School, Phoenix; Manzanita School, Tucson. Florida. Metrowest Elementary School, Orlando; Winter Haven High School, Winter Haven. Georgia. Telfair County High School, Mcraer. Illinois. Alan B. Shepard High School, Palos Heights. Iowa. East Marshall High School, Legrand.
Louisiana. John Ehret High School, Marrero. Maryland. Laytonsville Elementary School, Laytonsville; Randallstown High School, Randallstown. Michigan. The Valley School, Flint. New Hampshire. Merrimack Valley High School, Penacook. New Jersey. Middlesex High School, Middlesex.
Ohio. R.B. Chamberlin High School, Twinsburg. Pennsylvania. Weisenberg Elementary School, Kutztown. Texas. Merriman Park Elementary School, Dallas; North Ridge Middle School, Fort Worth; McNair Elementary School, Denton. Virginia. Brookland Middle School, Richmond. Wisconsin. Marshfield Senior High School, Marshfield.
Four teachers and two principals in Illinois have been named recipients of the fifth annual Illinois Distinguished Educator Awards. The awards, cosponsored by the Illinois Board of Education and the Milken Family Foundation of Santa Monica, Calif., are intended to reward outstanding educators for extraordinary efforts and personal commitment to the state’s public and private schools.
The recipients, who received cash awards of $25,000 each, are listed below.
Ronald W. Anderson, principal, Harrison Street School, Geneva; Kathleen M. Horvath, special-education teacher, Diekman Elementary School, Dolton; Anna B. Jackson, 9th-grade English teacher, Carbondale High School, Carbondale; Donald J. Moran, principal, Ulysses S. Grant School, Chicago; Sheryl Nakonechny, 6th-grade teacher, Clinton Rosette Middle School, DeKalb; Judi Sloan, physical-education teacher, Niles West High School, Skokie.
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has selected nine individuals as recipients of its 1992 Distinguished Service Awards. They are listed below.
Glen L. Beere, executive director, Utah High School Activities Association, Midvale, Utah; Jim Dillion, athletic director, Old Mill High School, Millersville, Md.; Ann M. Dustin, director of athletics, Southwest Ohio Athletic/Academic Confederation, Cincinnati, Ohio; Richard G. Fawcett, assistant director, National Federation of State High School Associations, Kansas City, Mo.; Keith L. Lancaster, director of athletics, Oxford Hills School District, South Paris, Me.; Herb Meyer, athletic director and head football coach, El Camino High School, Oceanside, Calif.; Peter A. Webb, former Maine state basketball commissioner and assistant commissioner, Bangor, Me.; Robert L. Wissel; retired athletic director, Grand Island, Neb.; Nicholas T. Zeoli, athletic director, Wilton High School, Wilton, Conn.
Three educators were recently named winners of the 1992 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, sponsored by McGraw-Hill Inc. The awards are intended to honor those whose efforts have made a difference in the lives of learners and whose programs and ideas can serve as effective models. The recipients are listed below.
Shirley A. Hill, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Curators’ Professor of Mathematics and Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Thomas W. Payzant, superintendent of the San Diego (Calif.) City Schools; Edward Zigler, co-founder of the Head Start program and Sterling Professor of Psychology at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Five Ohio school board members have received the Ohio School Boards Association’s annual All-Ohio School Board Award. The recipients are listed below.
Ken Bagent, attendance officer for the Licking County Juvenile Court and former vice president and president of the Heath City Board of Education; Nancy Lee Gibson, member of the Southwest Local (Hamilton) Board of Education and past president and vice president of the board; Eileen Herold, first vice president of the Greater Cleveland School Boards Association and past president of the Berea City Board of Education; Paul Keppeler, 32-year member of the Williams County Board of Education and former president and vice president of the board; Russell McCall, 29-year member of the Muskingum County Board of Education.
Geri Anderson-Nielsen, mathematics teacher at the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C., and Patrick Canan, physics and astronomy teacher at Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Ore,. have been named 1992 Albert Einstein Congressional Fellows by the U.S. Senate.
David Balmer, former athletic director at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wis., was recently presented with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Award of Merit.
Deanna Banks Beane, a specialist in educational equity based in Washington, D.C., has received a “Groundbreaker Award,’' in recognition of her commitment to providing educational opportunies for minority youths and other underrepresented youth, presented at Educational Equity Concepts’ 10th-anniversary celebration in New York City.
Robert L. Beir, chair of the board of trustees of the Calhoun School in New York City, is the 1993 recipient of the Seymour Preston Award, presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Carolyn Thomas Christy, director of development at the Columbus (Ohio) School for Girls, recently received the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Edward A. Friedman, professor of management and director of Stevens’ Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education in Hoboken, N.J., was recently presented with the 1993 Governor’s Albert Einstein Education Award by Gov. Jim Florio of New Jersey.
Bill Holmstrom of Boone, Iowa, a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association’s board of directors, was named recipient of the Thomas E. Frederick Award of Excellence, by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Richard Lalley, superintendent of the School Administrative Unit 39 schools in New Hampshire, was recently named New Hampshire’s Superintendent of the Year.
Gov. Zell B. Miller of Georgia, was recently honored with the 1992 Distinguished State Leadership in Higher Education Award, presented by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Gloria Grove Olman, journalism teacher at Utica (Mich.) High School, was named the 1992 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
Joel E. Scheider, content director for the Children’s Television Workshop’s “Square One TV’’ and an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City, was recently awarded the Communications Award by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, Washington, D.C.
Bob Strauss, a school board member for the Tucson (Ariz.) Unified School District, has received the 1992 All Arizona School Board Award.
A version of this article appeared in the January 20, 1993 edition of Education Week as HONORS & AWARDS